Kokoro - Tokyo Holocaust Education Resource Center
for teaching tolerance, respect, and compassion
Kokoro was established in 1998 to educate schoolchildren in Japan about the importance of mutual respect using the lessons of the Holocaust. Through its outreach programs, Kokoro has given workshops & lectures at over 1,000 schools reaching an estimated 200,000 students aged between 10 and 18.
“Hana’s Suitcase”, one of the programs Kokoro launched, now an international bestseller and an award-winning film, has been distributed to all of the UN Information Centers as an educational resource.
While combating hate speech and racism becomes more and more a challenge we share everywhere, Kokoro continues its effort to help learners become responsible and active global citizens who value human dignity for all and reject discrimination and prejudice.